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"Jazz is the folk music of the machine age." - Paul Whiteman

"Fitzgerald coined the phrase the 'Jazz Age,' and now we're living in the Hip-Hop Age." - Baz Luhrmann

"Jazz is America's classical music." - Billy Taylor

"In blues, classical and jazz, you get more revered with age." - Bonnie Raitt

"Jazz is freedom. You think about that." - Thelonious Monk

"Jazz music is the power of now." - Wynton Marsalis

"Jazz is a constant theme in my life. My father is a jazz pianist, and from an early age I have been surrounded by it." - Nat Wolff

"Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz." - Sonny Rollins

"Music represents nature. Nature represents life. Jazz represents nature. Jazz is life." - Sonny Rollins

"I loved music from the age of eight. Jazz and blues. But also Little Richard and Elvis Presley." - Bryan Ferry

"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." - Art Blakey

"It takes an intelligent ear to listen to Jazz." - Art Blakey

"Jazz is a beautiful word. I love it." - Dexter Gordon

"What kills me is that everybody thinks I like Jazz." - Samuel L Jackson

"Jazz is one of the least learnable art forms." - Keith Jarrett

"Jazz speaks for life. This is triumphant music." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Jazz is so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself." - Branford Marsalis

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

"Jazz musicians have some outlaw in them somewhere." - Mike Zwerin

"Jazz is very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians playing Jazz music." - Toots Thielemans

"I cringed when I heard myself described as a Jazz singer. I've always thought of myself as a Jazz vocalist." - Cassandra Wilson

"A gripper of a read . . . Silence revives the cliff's-edge drama of those Jazz age climbs and drives home the tragedy of Mallory's death." - Bruce Barcott

"[The Jazz Age] was borrowed time anyhow - the whole upper tenth of a nation living with the insouciance of grand dues and the casualness of chorus girls." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Around age 11 or 12, I started playing jazz bass. From there, I went to electric bass and then guitar, which I kept up for a long time." - Joshua Roman

"I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician. Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded," - Molly Ringwald

"I hate the bloody highways. I hate hamburgers, I hate Greyhound buses. I'd have liked to have been in America during the Jazz Age, or the Golden Age of Hollywood." - Shane Macgowan

"Some age. Others mature." - Sean Connery

"Youth has no age." - Pablo Picasso

"If you're making money people don't think you're playing Jazz. When you're not making money they think you're a great Jazz musician." - Pete Fountain

"Just because I'm playing Jazz I don't forget about me. I play or write me the way I feel through Jazz." - Charles Mingus

"Jazz music is a style, not compositions; any kind of music may be played in Jazz if one has the knowledge." - Jelly Roll Morton

"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"The average age of the Jazz audience is increasing rapidly. Rapidly enough to suggest that there is no replacement among young people. Young people aren't starting to listen to Jazz and carrying it along in their lives with them. Jazz is becoming more like Classical music in terms of its relationship to the audience. And just a Classical music is grappling with the problem of audience development, so is Jazz grappling with this problem. I believe, deeply that Jazz is still a very vital music that has much to say to ordinary people. But it has to be systematic about getting out the message." - Terry Teachout

"If America has a future, Jazz has a future. The two are inseparable." - George Russell

"I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest Jazz cats on the planet." - George Benson

"Jazz is something that you have to feel. It's something that you have to live." - Ray Brown

"Jazz is a beautiful woman whose older brother is a policeman." - Sid Caesar

"Rather than say I play Jazz, I simply say I play music." - Kenny Garrett

"Other than conversation, no other art form can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction like Jazz." - Stan Getz

"Man, as long as people want to hear Jazz, I'll give it to them." - Lionel Hampton

"So much of Jazz doesn't have an audience other than music students or musicians." - Branford Marsalis

"Nothing else will ever capture the democratic process in sound as perfectly as Jazz." - Wynton Marsalis

"The wonderful thing about Jazz is its willingness to take chances." - Madeleine Peyroux

"Jazz is the most fun you can have with your clothes on." - Herb Pomeroy

"Jazz is my adventure." - Thelonious Monk

"Jazz stands for freedom." - Dave Brubeck

"Interview, Jazz Professional, 1966" - Dudley Moore

"I've always loved jazz." - Rita Coolidge

"My music is jazz." - Yusef Lateef

"Any age is the perfect age to follow your dream!" - Marie Forleo

"Whatever age we are is the age we've always been." - Graydon Carter

"The best age is the age you are." - Maggie Kuhn

"Youth disserves; middle age conserves; old age preserves." - Martin H Fischer

"Our age will be known as the age of committees." - Ernest Benn

"Age will flatten a man." - Tommy Lee Jones

"Professionally, I have no age." - Kathleen Turner

"Old age is life's parody." - Simone De Beauvoir

"I am luminous with age." - Meridel Le Sueur

"Age doesn't make a man." - Roger Miller

"Old age is women's hell." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"Age demands respect; youth, love." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Leadership doesn't come from age." - Tony Gonzalez

"Old age spiritualizes people naturally" - Ram Dass

"The arctic loneliness of age." - Silas Weir Mitchell

"Old age is second childhood." - Aristophanes

"Old age is a shipwreck." - Charles De Gaulle

"Old age transfigures or fossilizes." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Age withers only the outside." - Anonymous

"Benny Goodman's band was integrated before baseball. Even before it was physically integrated, music was integrated. Everyone listened to Armstrong and Ellington. The 20s was called the Jazz Age. It's part of being American." - Wynton Marsalis

"Up to the age of 14 I had not heard a note of anything before 1750, never heard a note of Bach, never heard anything after Wagner, and never heard any real jazz." - Steve Reich

"I felt quite frankly having been raised during the depression and looking back at the roaring twenties, the jazz age, which was a very magic timer in my mind because it was something that I had missed." - Hugh Hefner

"I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music." - Paula Cole

"I do feel a responsibility because most people like me that are my age or younger, they don't quite make it over to the jazz side. They flirt with it, but they don't quite marry it." - Robert Glasper

"Jazz celebrates older generations and not just the youth movement. When you 'sell' only to people of a certain age, you get cut off from the main body of experience." - Wynton Marsalis

"In Jazz, improvisation isn't a matter of just making any ol' thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammer and vocabulary. There's no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others." - Wynton Marsalis

"The reward for playing jazz is playing jazz." - John Lewis

"To jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!" - Louis Armstrong

"It's not jazz as we know jazz here in America." - Les Paul

"I grew up around jazz. I love jazz." - Baz Luhrmann

"I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz." - Jimmy Page

"Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world." - Ahmad Alaadeen

"Jazz is music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions." - Johnny Griffin

"The value of jazz still has to be clarified. People involve themselves with its superficialities without digging for its soul." - Stan Getz

"Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it." - Yogi Berra

"A Jazz man should be saying what he feels: humor, sadness, joy... all the things that humans have." - Bob Brookmeyer

"Jazz was not only built in the minds of the great ones, but on the backs of the ordinary ones." - Cab Calloway

"I never thought Jazz was meant to be a museum piece like other dead things once considered artistic." - Miles Davis

"Jazz is one of the best things that you can find in your life, it can always be your friend." - George Gershwin

"Jazz translates the moment into a sense of inspiration for not only the musicians but for the listeners." - Herbie Hancock

"As long as there are people trying to play music in a sincere way, there will be Jazz." - Lee Konitz

"There are wonderful things in Jazz, the improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience." - Henri Matisse

"I don't have a definition of Jazz. You're just supposed to know it when you hear it." - Thelonious Monk

"I feel that Jazz improvisation is the ultimate. You have to create on the spot, the essence of this music." - Sonny Rollins

"Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking." - Nina Simone

"I'm always looking for ways to develop as a Jazz artist, to find different ways of using my voice." - Cassandra Wilson

"Jazz is not background music." - Horace Silver

"I love my jazz hands!" - David Dickinson

"Jazz is democracy in music." - Wynton Marsalis

"Jazz was my first love." - Frankie Valli

"Jazz is rhythm and meaning." - Henri Matisse

"I'm not a jazz singer." - Boz Scaggs

"I'm a great jazz fan." - Vidal Sassoon

"It is becoming increasingly difficult to decide where jazz starts or where it stops, where Tin Pan Alley begins and jazz ends, or even where the borderline lies between between classical music and jazz. I feel there is no boundary line" - Duke Ellington

"Shook is the musical universe I created. I come from a classical and jazz background and my father is a jazz pianist, so my world bears largely the marks of this influence. As a sort of gateway, I started composing my own music on the computer at the age of 13. Before Shook, I had not yet discovered the kind of music I wanted to dedicate myself to, so I did a little of everything." - Shook

"To me, this is not an information age. It's an age of networked intelligence, it's an age of vast promise." - Don Tapscott

"Wherever there is power there is age." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am still learning. (at age 87)" - Michelangelo

"I played my age. Not bad." - Ron Francis

"I grow more intense as I age." - Florida Scott-Maxwell

"I prefer old age to the alternative." - Maurice Chevalier

"Age before beauty, and pearls before swine." - Dorothy Parker

"Judges don't age. Time decorates them." - Enid Bagnold

"With age, art and life become one." - Georges Braque

"This is not yet a scientific age." - Richard P Feynman

"The children of childish parents age quickly." - Mason Cooley

"But the age of miracles hadn't passed." - Ira Gershwin

"Old. A viable die-able age." - Arundhati Roy

"Old age and youth cannot live together." - Christina Stead

"Old age makes caricatures of us all." - P D James

"Age whitens hairs, but not sin." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"Old age ain't no place for sissies." - Bette Davis

"Anxiety is the normality of our age," - Alex Colville

"Years do not always make age." - George Sand

"Damn the age. I'll write for antiquity." - Charles Lamb

"(Wine is) the nurse of old age." - Galen

"Live your life and forget your age." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Old age is not for sissies." - Malcolm Forbes

"Retribution is really a stone age concept." - Thomas Metzinger

"Old age is but a second childhood." - Aristophanes

"Age doesn't matter, unless you are cheese." - J Paul Getty

"Know the great men of your age." - Baltasar Gracian

"This is the golden age of grotesque." - Marilyn Manson

"Observation, not old age, brings wisdom." - Publilius Syrus

"Nor age so eat up my invention." - William Shakespeare

"Old age is by nature rather talkative." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Every age is an unknown country." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"An Idle youth, a needy Age." - George Herbert

"all men are the same age." - Dorothy Parker

"Nature is always behind the age" - Oscar Wilde

"Old age by nature is rather talkative." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"People age even when you're not looking." - Randy K. Milholland

"Everyone is the age of their heart." - Proverbs

"The Age of Miracles is forever here!" - Thomas Carlyle

"One must learn to play one's age." - Rajendra Prasad

"After age 70, it's patch, patch, patch." - James Stewart

"Childhood has no necessary connection with age." - Austin O'Malley

"Old age is a woman's hell." - Ninon De Lenclos

"Whenever possible print a woman's age." - Arthur Christiansen



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